How to do fence lattice extensions

Updated April 17, 2017

Fence lattice extensions are patterned wood panels you can use to make your fence taller. To increase the height of your fence, you can simply add a section of fence lattice that is taller than your existing fence. Fence lattice extensions are good choices for a number of reasons: they are aesthetically appealing, provide privacy and are perfect for scaffolding vines. Another benefit of fence lattice extensions is that you can install them easily and cheaply.

Purchase fence lattice in the dimensions you desire. Since you are extending your fence upward, you will need fence lattice that is taller than the fence you already have. However tall you want your fence to be, buy the lattice with 5 cm (2 inches) extra in height since it will be shallowly buried in the ground.

Dig a 2.5 cm (1 inch) deep ditch with the shovel along the border of your existing fence where you would like to extend it. The ditch should be the length of your fence lattice.

Use the level to make sure that you are building a ditch that is consistent in depth.

Place the fence lattice in the ditch and allow it to lie against your existing fence.

Use the level on the top of the fence, to ensure that it is entirely horizontal.

Place a screw through each of the lattice fence's four corners, using the electric screwdriver. This will secure it to the existing fence.

Fill in the ditch you dug at the fence's base.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Level
  • Metal screws
  • Power screwdriver
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Evan Fulford has a master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in psychology from Wayne State University in 2008. He has been writing academically for over six years on topics including mental illness, social policy, linguistics and political science.